ANNUAL FEVER TIPOFF PARTY OPEN TO ALL FANS AND GENERAL PUBLIC
Tipoff Party Features Debut of Family Fun Zone Presented by Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent
INDIANAPOLIS – As the Indiana Fever franchise has grown through its first 18 seasons, so, too, has its preseason celebration with fans. On Thursday, May 10, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., the Fever will conduct their annual Tipoff Party – open FREE to the general public as a new springtime version of the Indiana Pacers’ annual FanJam event. Kids 14 and under receive a FREE hot dog, chips and soft drink!
Making its debut prior to the Fever’s 19th season will be the Family Fun Zone presented by Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St. Vincent. An interactive, 6,000-square foot space dedicated to kids, families and fun, the Family Fun Zone takes the place of four lower-level seating sections along the north end of the Bankers Life Fieldhouse playing floor. On game nights, the Family Fun Zone is open to all ticket types from the time doors are open until tipoff, and again at halftime.
Each night during the summer season, the Family Fun Zone will include large inflatables and entertainers on a mini-basketball court that includes a space for dribbling drills and a goal for shooting. Inflatables include a large slide, basketball tic-tac-toe and skee-ball. Entertainers each night will include face-painters and caricaturists. Also available in the Family Fun Zone is a concessions and merchandise area.
The Tipoff Party starts at 5:00 p.m., during the final hour of a preseason Fever practice. Fans can watch practice or participate in the Family Fun Zone with food, drink and team merchandise. At 6 p.m., a formal program begins with a highlight video on the arena scoreboard, introduction of the new team of Fever players and interactive games with players and fans teamed together. Prizes are available to fans throughout the event.
WNBA training camps begin Sunday, April 29. Prior to the Tipoff Party on May 10, Indiana will host its annual Choices for Champions educational event (10:00 a.m.) and a preseason game with the Chicago Sky (12:30 p.m.) on Monday, May 7.
Entering their 19th WNBA season, the Indiana Fever open the 2018 campaign with Youth Sports Day delivered by Papa John’s onSaturday, May 19 (1:00 p.m.) against the Chicago Sky. A WNBA playoff participant in a league-record 12 straight seasons (2005-16) and 13 times since 2002, the Fever have reached at least the conference finals eight times in the past 13 years – including WNBA Finals appearances in 2009 and 2015, and a WNBA championship in 2012. Advance purchase is encouraged for all Fever games as ticket prices increase by $2 for game day purchases at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse Box Office. Kids 5 & Under Free: Kids 5 & under are FREE with at least one paying adult in the the Krieg DeVault Club Level. Kids Eat Free: The first 1,000 kids 14 & under receive a FREE hot dog, chips, and Pepsi at every Friday & Saturday home game, applicable to all ticket types. 2-For-1 Tuesdays: Tickets available at half-price for every Tuesday home game. All final ticket prices include 10 percent Marion County admissions tax. For single-game ticket information or 2018 season ticket information, visit FeverBasketball.com or call (317) 917-2528.